Tag Archives: NHL

  • 11 Best NHL Defensemen of All Time

    11 Best NHL Defensemen of All Time

    Nw that Nicklas Lidstrom has decided to call it a career—he officially retired this past Friday—it’s time to once again attempt the absurd: ranking the greatest NHL defensemen of all time. Why is it absurd? Because there are a hell of a lot of good defensemen who’ve played the game and, more importantly, there are […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 1st) — Pittsburgh Penguins

    This Day In Sports History (June 1st) — Pittsburgh Penguins

    It was on this day in 1992 that the Pittsburgh Penguins repeated as Stanley Cup Champions.  The Penguins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 in Game 4 to sweep the series. The Penguins entered the finals on a seven game winning streak, having swept the Bruins in the conference finals and winning the final three games […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 25th) – Quebec Nordiques

    This Day In Sports History (May 25th) – Quebec Nordiques

    It was on this day in 1995 that the Quebec Nordiques were sold to a group of investors from Denver, Colorado.  The Nordiques were re-located for the beginning of the 1995-96 season to Colorado, where they became the Colorado Avalanche. In the strike-shortened season of 1994-95, the Nordiques finished atop the Eastern Conference standings, but […]

  • Another Dirty Hit at the IIHF World Championships (Video)

    Another Dirty Hit at the IIHF World Championships (Video)

    The Stanley Cup Playoffs got off to a violent start this year, with dirty hit after dirty hit grabbing the headlines. And apparently, all this aggression has spilled over into hockey’s version of the NIT—IIHF World Championships. First there was the dirty hit on Kazakhstan’s Roman Starchenko by France’s Sacha Treille. (Yes, France has a […]

  • USHL Hockey Goalie Makes Wicked Bare-Handed Save (Video)

    USHL Hockey Goalie Makes Wicked Bare-Handed Save (Video)

    You don’t hear an awful lot about the United States Hockey League, or USHL. It doesn’t attract the top young (ages 15-20) hockey talent, so it doesn’t get as much attention from hockey media and scouts as Canadian junior leagues like the WHL, QMJHL, and OHL. However, it is the top junior hockey league in […]

  • Ilya Bryzgalov’s Give-Away Leads To Series-Losing Goal (Video)

    Ilya Bryzgalov’s Give-Away Leads To Series-Losing Goal (Video)

    It would be great to have a few beers with Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. I mean, there aren’t many hockey players who are experts on Russian liqueurs, endangered species, and Chinese law. And I’d dare to guess that there even fewer hockey players who like to wax philosophic on mankind’s place in the cosmos […]

  • Braden Holtby Doesn’t Flinch (Video)

    Braden Holtby Doesn’t Flinch (Video)

    In a game as tight as last night’s thrilling Game Seven battle between the Washington Capitals and the Boston Bruins, sometimes all it takes is the blink of an eye for one’s Stanley Cup hopes to be snatched from under their nose.  Despite having only six games of playoff experience (all in 2012), Braden Holtby […]

  • 15 Best Stanley Cup Champion Rings

    15 Best Stanley Cup Champion Rings

    As I watched the Philadelphia Flyers finish off the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday to close out that bizarre, violent, high-scoring playoff series, one of the first thoughts to pop into my head was, “well, I guess Sid and Evgeni won’t be getting new rings this year. Normally I don’t even think of championship rings when […]

  • Hulk Hogan Revs The Flyers Fans Up For Game 3 (Video)

    Hulk Hogan Revs The Flyers Fans Up For Game 3 (Video)

    Prior to their crucial Game 3 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal battle against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, the Philadelphia Flyers used the real Hulk Hogan (not the fake one, like you may have seen in Pittsburgh earlier this month) to get their fans amp’d up for the game.  That plan seemed to work, as the Philly […]

  • Detroit Red Wings Fans Put On A Light Show Prior To Game Three (Video)

    Detroit Red Wings Fans Put On A Light Show Prior To Game Three (Video)

    Those who got to Joe Louis Arena early for the pregame festivities prior to Sunday’s playoff home opener against the Nashville Predators may have thought that they had accidentally stumbled into a rave, as red glow sticks lit up the entire building. Fans in attendance were given the red glow sticks upon arrival, and it […]

  • Watch Shea Weber Smash Henrik Zetterberg’s Head Into The Glass (Video)

    Watch Shea Weber Smash Henrik Zetterberg’s Head Into The Glass (Video)

    With the final seconds winding down during Game One of the opening round playoff series between the Detroit Red Wings and the Nashville Predators, Shea Weber had two things on his mind.  The first was to kill the final five seconds off the clock and ensure that his team earned the important opening game victory.  […]